Helen Fallding (email@example.com) is a lifelong human rights activist who ran women's centres at the University of Toronto and in Victoria, B.C., helped the Carcross Tagish First Nation negotiate a land claim and co-founded Yukon's first gay organization. She graduated with gold medals from the University of Guelph (honours B.Sc. in biology) and the University of Western Ontario (MA in journalism).
Her first job as a reporter was with Northern Native Broadcasting Yukon â the Beat of a Different Drummer. She joined the Winnipeg Free Press in 1998, where she was Western Manitoba regional reporter, legislature bureau chief and then science reporter before becoming assistant city editor. Helen has won awards for feminist activism and for journalism, most recently for a series of stories about lack of running water on Manitoba First Nations, published shortly before she joined the University of Manitoba and the Centre for Human Rights Research.
Helen discusses the new initatives of the Centre for Human Rights Research as well as her work with water and her work as a journalist.